Questions tagged [chili]

Common name for Capsicum plants of the Solanaceae (nightshade) family, grown for their often hot fruit. Use this tag with questions about caring, propagating and identifying chili varieties.

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Pest on my chili plants

I have a pest on my chili plants. It manifests as white powdery substance with black spots. I am not sure What this is And How to treat It. I assumed It was a fungus, but now I also saw some small ...
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my chilli plants have spots and holes appearing on them

I have white spots which turn brown and in some cases holes form and the leaf withers and falls off eventually. I haven’t had any issue with fruiting, there has been plenty. I water once every one or ...
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What kind of chilli is this that grows upwards?

This is a chilli I grew from some left over seeds. It's chillies grow upright. It's flowers are white on the inside and have purple lines on the outside. Any idea what kind of chilli it is? Update: ...
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What are these bugs and spots on my Chilli Plant

Recently I started growing Chilly Plant from seeds. I started to see these black, white bugs along with shiny spots on leaves and under leaves. A lot of leaves started to fall. Can anyone help me ...
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Chilli plant leaves disease

My chilli plant leaves seem to get some white shiny spots on them and then go brown and die off. The pics don’t look like anything I’ve seen from googling; is it rescueable? Thanks! Malcolm
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Chili pepper identification

I've recently picked pepper from plant that suffered from early frost. Plant was in a pot, about 1 meter high, with many branches and a loot of fruit like one from the pictures below. Fruit was ...
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What's happening with my chilli leaves?

My chili plant was fine a couple days ago, we had a week of unexpected hot weather (30 celcius) which has now cooled back down to around 22, but I've noticed all the leaves on my plant suddenly look ...
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The plant stems start to split (crack) vertically in a hydroponic system

I have planted several bell pepper plants in my hydroponic system (DWC). I have used coconut peat as the growing medium and used the following nutrient solution: The problem is, all my plants have ...
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New chilli plant is wilting and shriveling

I bought a chilli plant and left it indoors by the window in its original pot. It's had two waterings since I bought it, spread about a week apart. I cannot remember exactly when the problems started, ...
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Strange growth on a pepper plant

I noticed a strange growth on a Capsicum chinense plant. Based on location I believe, it is is some sort of deformation of the flower bud (maybe fasciation). It resembles broccoli florets. No other ...
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How much air flow for indoor plants (capsicum chinense)?

My plants sit on south-facing window sill in the gap between the glass and blinds closed (very little air flow). The window is on street level of a fairly busy street so the blinds are closed, and as ...
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Pruning chili plant

I have grown a chili plant from seeds. It grows fine but I think it getting too tall compared to the width (now at 22 cm/8.5 in). How should I prune it to get a nice dense plant?
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White crystal like spot on bottom side of chili leaves

I have a (thai) chili in my kitchen. It seems to be fine overall. One week ago I discovered some white spots on the bottom of the leaves (see image). Whatever it is it does not seem to be moving. It ...
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Chilli Plant turned brown

I need help to revive my chilli plant. The plant was beautiful and produced lots of chiili in summer.when winter started leaves dried out as expected. Now the winter is almost over with last minth ...
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Overwintering chilies

I planted some chili plants at the beginning of the season and they have done very well so far. Had quite a good crop. The varieties are Apache, Carolina Reaper, Chocolate Habanero and Trinidad ...
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Cayenne-type chili plants: yellow spots on leaves and 'spider web' on stems

It has been a while my chili plants show these symptoms. It seems relatively under control as they are not dying or dropping many leaves, but I'd still like to fix the issue if possible. Symptoms are: ...
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How can I keep mockingbirds off potted plants (ornamental peppers)?

I have a rectangular pot on the deck full of ornamental peppers ('Poinsettia' and Chile Pequin "bird peppers"). As is typical of ornamental peppers, they're about a foot high and covered with small ...
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Is there a defiency or a disease in my chili plant?

My 4 week old chili seedlings, various sorts, have started to develop weird almost see-through spots. So as you can see the leaves have multiple small spots, where I assume no chlorophyll was ...
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What is causing tiny new growth to die?

I have a young Jalapeno and its new growth is dead looking. It has tiny leaves and its flowers are dead and brown. I looked using a jewelry loupe and could not see any pests.
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Yellow leaves with Dried spots on chili leaves

I have noticed this on my chili leaves (refer to photo). At first I thought it is happening on bottom leaves but I spotted some top leaves as well. I have noticed that the infection is spreading. The ...
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Pepper Plant leaves Wilting, please help

Recently bought a pepper plant and transplanted it into a pot. Mulched over the top since its been in the high 80s F recently and I didn't want the soil drying out. Its only been in the pot half a ...
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Deformed flowers in chili pepper plants

I recently noticed this on my outdoor chili pepper flowers, I find it difficult to describe so here are the images to start with: As can be seen above, there is a green pod bulging out of the flower ...
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Why are the leaves of my young chilies turning yellow and dying?

Here are my Capsicum chilies. There are a month and a half/two months old. For some reason, some are growing faster than others. The ones not growing much have leaves which turn yellow. After a few ...
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What are these white points on my chili plant?

My bird's eye chilies have started having these white spots, starting with the upper leaves. These plants are grown indoors. What is causing this?
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Chilli plant leaves droop during the day and is up during night

My chili plant leaves droop during the day and the leaves are all up at night. I water the plant enough and have cross checked for any bacterial infection. The soil also consists of vermicompost and ...
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Indoor chilis infected by strange problem

I am having problems with something affecting, infecting my Carolina reaper plants. I can see curled leaves, white blotches. With a microscope i see tiny “suckers.” Any ideas?
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What is the right way to pick peppers so the plant keeps producing?

Does it matter where on the stalk you cut or remove the fruit off the plant so that you don't suck away its future earning potential? Let's take the photo here, of a Cayenne pepper (Capsicum annuum), ...
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White patches on chilli plant leaves - leaves dying

I've moved my chili plants to a brand new greenhouse after growing them from seed indoors and within days they've developed these white patches on the leaves, some of them followed by chlorosis and ...
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What is the disease in my chilli plant where the leaves of only one plant is becoming yellow?

I have several chilli plants in my yard but out of these 10 plants only one plant is exhibiting this problem. These plants are almost 4 months old. Unable to find a match for the photos from any ...
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Chilli pepper seeds with dark cores: viability?

I have a ripe crop of serrano chilli peppers (Capsicum annuum). I'm planning to save some seeds for a future crop, and have done some research on what I need to do to dry and store them properly for ...
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Why are my chiles going slightly yellow and the flowers dropping?

My chiles going slightly yellow. They only produced one fruit, which I took off when ripe. It is still flowering, but the flowers are dropping and not producing any more fruit! enter image description ...
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6 month old Chilli plants are struggling after a strong yield

My chilli plants seem to be having a tough time recently and I can't work out what the problem is. 1 Scotch Bonnet plant seems to be dropping a lot of leaves and yellowing, the other two are mostly ok ...
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What Kind of Leaf Burn is this on my Bell Peppers?

These Bell peppers are nearly a year old and about a foot tall. They come from seeds from eating peppers from the supermarket. They have lived most of their lives indoors starting July 2021. I live in ...
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brown/yellow discoloration on chili leaves

Strange discoloration on my chili plant started small but now getting fairly noticeable. Wondering what might cause this.
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How aggressively can you prune chilli plants?

I recently pruned my chilli plants after watching some videos on topping. I was more aggressive on plants where there were signs of new growth further down the stem. In other places, I left some side ...
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Chilli plant Potted in the balcony

1My chilli plant leaves are getting wrinkly. I live in Melbourne, Australia. They are in a pot in the balcony. This has been going on for a few weeks. Being watered everyday. Have sprayed them with ...
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How can I speed up germination of habanero chili pepper?

I planted some habanero seeds a week ago. Most of the websites said it need 2 weeks to 3 weeks to germinate. What is the best condition for its germination? I am in Hong Kong and having a 29 degree ...
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Chilli plant showing deformed leaves with brown traces under leaves

I am having trouble finding what is causing my chilli plant to look unhealthy. My googling suggest it may be a pest problem but there are no signs of pests on the plant. I have briefly seen the odd ...
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What are these streaks on my chili fruits?

I'm growing some capsicum baccatum chili in pots on my well-lit balcony, and they have grown very well, producing plenty of fruits. The leaves are healthy, with no marks of any kind. However, I've ...
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White speckle on chilli plant

I've found these white speckles on my chilli plants and at first thought it could be Edema, but then I found these larger furry things on the top of the leaves and can't work out what they are, as ...
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What is happening to my Chilli plants?

My new Chilli plant leaves are having light and dark pigmentation with shriveled leaves. How can I fix this?
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Why do my chili leaves turn white?

Why are chili leaves turning white? Did I spill the plants or do they lack enough nutrients?
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New Pepper Plant leaves with light green patches

The new leaves are having light and dark green pigmentation. Can someone please guide me on this?
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What is happening to my chilli plant? How can I help it?

Some white spots appeared recently on my Twilight chilli plant (indoors), on some leaves brown spots start appearing in the middle. First I thought - aphids, but it doesn't quite look like insects. Or ...
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Why did my pepper plants suddenly shrivel?

I've been growing pepper and chili plants in a greenhouse on my balcony since March and they have been growing strong. However, I started a new job last week and have not had the time to tend to them. ...
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After germination, how warm do chilli plants need to be?

How does temperature affect the growth of the chill plant after germination? I am currently working on the understanding that to germinate, chilli seeds need to be kept at 25°C during the day for 12 ...
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How long do chilli seeds need to be at 25°C to germinate?

I’m able to economically maintain my greenhouse at 25°C for about 4 hours during the day. Generally speaking, is this enough for optimal germination of chilli seeds? Or, do you need to have prolonged ...
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Can you help me prune my chilis?

I'm new to gardening, this is the second time for me trying to make a vegetable garden. Last year I bought a plant of chili and it grew very big. Some branches became very long at the bottom and with ...
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Chili flowers wilting few days after opening

I have 20-odd chili plants (capsicum frutescens) indoors. Planted seeds last year around June. I think initially the plants were struggling with humidity, so I started spraying water in the air daily (...
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Why does my chili plant look like someone painted it beige?

What the heck is going on with this? Is it sun damage, or did I burn it with too much fertilizer by accident? It looks like somebody painted the leaves beige, but it doesn't rub off. Also, does anyone ...

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